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A New Kind of Bleak by Owen Hatherley
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Apr 09, 2013 | ISBN 9781781680759

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“A humanely barbed Nikolaus Pevsner for our times … This book should be required reading for planners, developers and architects.”—Independent

“Hatherley has busily constructed a cult reputation as the angry young man of architectural criticism.”—Guardian

“Engaging, fearless and startlingly intelligent polemicist.”—Time Out

“Essential reading for anyone who ever feels their blood start to boil when they hear the word ‘regeneration.’”—Hari Kunzru

“Owen Hatherley brings to bear a quizzing eye, venomous wit, supple prose, refusal to curry favour, rejection of received ideas, exhaustive knowledge and all-round bolshiness.”—Jonathan Meades

“Fierce and original.”—Andy Beckett, Guardian

“He writes with venom and flare … [It is] refreshing to see politics reintroduced to the architectural debate.”—Edwin Heathcote, Financial Times

“[A] bracing antidote to the faux-chumminess of so much British cultural discourse.”—Sukhdev Sandhu, Icon

“A timely counterpoint to Britain’s jubilee and Olympics self-congratulation … observed with a precision and fury to force you to open your eyes.”—Metro

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